Transportation ARCHIVE

Deliv Acquires WeDeliver, Expands into Local Merchant Space  Jun 26, 2015 10:49 AM By Mike O'Brien

Crowdsourced same-day delivery provider Deliv has acquired Chicago-based WeDeliver, allowing it to expand into the local merchant category nationwide.

UPS Asking Some Retailers for Peak Concessions on Large Parcels  Jun 23, 2015 11:51 AM By Mike O'Brien

To save costs, UPS has begun negotiating with major retail shippers about eliminating discounts for large parcels during this year’s peak holiday season.

FedEx Misses on Top and Bottom Line in Q4  Jun 19, 2015 9:16 AM By Mike O'Brien

FedEx’ Q4 top and bottom line fell short of expectations, the latter impacted by pension accounting adjustments and a settlement with California drivers.

Want to Offer Same-Day Delivery? Here’s What You Need to Think About  Jun 17, 2015 3:33 PM By John Haber

Players from Amazon to Postmates, Instacart and Uber, even the USPS are chasing a piece of the same-day delivery action. For retailers thinking about it, here are a few questions to consider.

Same-Day Delivery Activity Ratchets Up on Several Fronts  Jun 17, 2015 12:08 PM By Mike O'Brien

While the extent of consumer demand for same-day delivery remains an open question, activity and investment around it remains red hot.

Demanding Consumers Still in Driver’s Seat, UPS/comScore Study Finds  Jun 06, 2015 11:37 AM By Mike O'Brien

U.S. consumers are continuing to demand convenience, advanced mobile features, flexible shipping options and ease of product returns, according to the fourth annual UPS Pulse of the Online Shopper study.

5 Things Online Sellers Need to Know About USPS Price Changes  May 26, 2015 3:09 PM By Amine Khechfe

Here are 5 things merchant sellers need to know about the USPS postal rate changes taking effect on May 31 for a variety of services.

USPS Reports Q2 Net Loss of $1.5B but 14.4% Gain in Parcel Volume  May 08, 2015 3:15 PM By Mike O'Brien

The USPS reported a $1.5B net loss in Q2, but a 14.4% gain in shipping and parcel volume, nearly double the 7.3% bump in 2014, boosting operating revenue.

Merchants Address Fast Delivery Demands  May 07, 2015 5:00 PM By Mike O'Brien

Merchant panelists at Operations Summit 2015 said they’re doing all they can to decrease time-to-customer, but same-day delivery isn’t a high priority.

Pitney Bowes to Acquire Competitor Borderfree  May 05, 2015 5:30 PM By Mike O'Brien

Pitney Bowes Inc. said it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire competitor Borderfree.

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